Frasier Online Episode Guide -> Season 2 -> Episode 2.11
Seat Of Power
Written by: Steven Levitan
Directed by: James Burrows
Original US airdate: 13th December 1994
Original UK airdate: 8th September 1995
When Frasier calls a plumber to fix a leaky toilet, after he and Niles
fail at it themselves in an attempt to show their father they're made
of sterner stuff than he thinks they are, they both have a flashback to
some of the indignities of their school days. The plumber is in fact Danny
Kriezel, who tortured Niles with such time honoured traditions as the
'swirly'. But when he has to call in his brother, Frasier's school bully
Billy Kriezel, Frasier takes revenge on his torturer while Niles sorts
his problems out by talking.
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- Niles's delight at Frasier's Swiss army knife with a turquoise inlay.
- After Frasier and Niles' failed attempt at being plumbers:
Niles: The plumber has been called, the wine has been chilled - suddenly my life makes sense again.
Niles: By hiring a plumber, he can then afford, say, a Dolly
Parton album. Ms Parton then arranges a tour that comes to Seattle, and
the promoter can then afford to send his cross dressing teenage sons to
us for $150 an hour therapy.
Frasier: To the circle of life.
- After Niles confronts Danny Kriezel with his schoolboy memories:
Danny: I may not be able to defend all of my actions, but when you show up to school wearing a twee blazer and elbow patches, I think the guilt here is 50/50.
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I found this to be a frustrating episode, as the premise of the episode - Frasier and Niles coming face to face with their high school bullies - seems perfect for the basis for some great comedy but while the "Circle of Life" lines is one of my favourite lines in any episode, and it was still quite amusing to hear more of what the Crane brothers were subjected to at school, not enough of this episode works for me - it just a felt a bit too 'production line' for my liking.
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Total Number of Reviews: 3
Character insight, Nov 28, 2011
Reviewer: Sammy J from Melbourne, Australia
"Seat of Power", like "Burying a Grudge" before it, is definitely not
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